This Affordable $4 Hair Thickening Gel Is Selling Out Because It Works SO Fast

December 4, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

It’s one of the most common hair goals shared by many: the desire to have thicker, more lustrous hair is a very real one, especially for women who have fine or thinning hair. Thicker hair can make you feel sexier and even healthier, but it doesn’t come naturally for all of us.

Genetics is the biggest factor when it comes to hair type, and if thick hair simply wasn’t your fate, the good news is that you can fake it. And this product will help — this affordable $4 hair thickening gel is selling out because it works SO fast.

garnier hair care fructis mega full thickening lotion

A great hair thickening product is one that is easy to incorporate into your everyday hair care routine and that, ideally, won’t break the bank.

This thickening lotion by Garnier Fructis Style checks off those boxes, and so many others. The lotion comes in a convenient spray format, but unlike most hair sprays, this one is lightweight and won’t drag on strands.

Garnier Hair Care Fructis Mega Full Thickening Lotion, $4, Amazon


This spray, which counts hair-growing castor oil as one of its ingredients, is applied to damp hair and combed through before styling with a blow dryer. Only apply the product from the mid shaft to the ends of hair, and if you want even more va-va-va-voom, Garnier recommends applying Root Amp Spray Mousse to the scalp.

A good blow-out will always help achieve amazing volume and shine — be sure to section off pieces of hair and to keep the dryer nozzle close to the hair while you blow down to seal the cuticle and prevent frizz and flyaways.


Wondering what reviewers think about this super affordable thickening product?

One reviewer raves: “I have very thin straight hair and this product helps give me great volume. My hair can get very greasy very fast if I put product in it, but not with this. I apply it on the roots of my hair as soon as I get out of the shower, then blow dry it, and I get a lot of volume.”

And another reviewer writes: “I'm owner of fly away (formerly) red hair. Uncontrollable. This adds enough body to make it seem like normal hair. I give my existing mane a couple of squirts and comb it, and I like it a lot because it isn't glue but rather something to add body.”


Getting a temporary lift and volume is great. But if your goal is to try and boost your hair’s health and create more natural volume to replace years of shedding and thinning hair. there could be other factors that you need to address that may include your diet, stress levels, and the effects of certain medications and menopause.

A quality supplement like Nutrafol, though pricey, has been shown to help many women (and men!) tackle shedding, thinning hair. Instead of simply providing biotin (which is in there, too), it includes a blend of botanicals and vitamins that actually help lower cortisol levels that are a result of stress — a common source of thinning hair.


Nutrafol, $88, Amazon 


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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